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Old 11-18-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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Pulseaudio Equalizer


Mint 18 Cinnamon 3.0

I would like to install Pulseaudio Equalizer. Mint Software Manager does not appear to contain a listing and the ppa's that I found all return "does not support xenial" when I try to run them in terminal.

Solution? Thanks.
 
Old 11-18-2016, 07:54 PM   #2
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Do you mean pavucontrol? It's not really an equalizer.

The Arch wiki article on the pulseaudio-mixer package contains this warning:

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Warning: The equalizer module is considered unstable and might be removed from PulseAudio. For more, see the mailing list.
I couldn't find anything definitive about the mixer package at the Pulse website. I did find this: https://github.com/KenjiTakahashi/pacmixer
 
Old 11-18-2016, 08:11 PM   #3
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@Frankbell: thanks for the reply. No, I was referring to Pulseaudio Equalizer. A duck duck go search produced several references to it in ubuntu forums from 2 or 3 years ago. Maybe it's now defunct. The screenshot showed a 15 band graphic EQ.

Anyway, there's no particular magic in that app. I wonder if there's anything equivalent - i.e. a system wide EQ tool.
 
Old 11-18-2016, 08:35 PM   #4
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There may be a PPA. I found this: https://www.maketecheasier.com/pulse...alizer-ubuntu/
 
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@frankbell: thanks but this returns the same terminal message as the previous ppa's I tried: "This PPA does not support xenial".

Seems like the app is kaput and I will have to find a system wide alternative. Thanks for your help.
 
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Good luck.
 
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thanks but this returns the same terminal message as the previous ppa's I tried: "This PPA does not support xenial"
Hi...

Try this version.

Regards...
 
Old 11-18-2016, 11:22 PM   #8
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Hi ardvark: Yup, tried that one too and "xenial" is still in denial But thanks.

I'm going to check out the Arch AUR. That community sometimes has things running that won't fly elsewhere.

I have been hanging out a lot on the Manjaro forums lately and running Manjaro on a USB stick. There's a lot there to like - great community.
 
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Hi ardvark: Yup, tried that one too and "xenial" is still in denial But thanks.
You're welcome. So do you get the same error message you mentioned in your first post? It seems to work for this gentleman (although he speaks German) running Xubuntu 16.04. I wonder if running Mint 18 makes a difference here.

Try installing the .deb (of the pulseaudio equalizer program) here and see if that works.

Regards...

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Thanks for that ardvark. It downloaded and installed without any apparent hitches. Also loads and opens without problems. I'll spend some time tomorrow messing with it and see how badly the overall system sound is now broken Kidding.

In case you're interested, the background is this. I need to get a new set of headphones for my bass guitar practising. I live in an apartment and if I practised through the amp, even at low volumes, I would get evicted. The amp has a handy headphone jack so all works out well. But if I select headphones that are optimized for practising bass guitar, they tend to be too bass heavy for other listening through the computer. Thus I want to EQ out some of the bass for that.

ASUS makes a great audiophile quality DAC that runs off a USB jack but I can't afford that (yet).

Thanks again.
 
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Thanks for that ardvark. It downloaded and installed without any apparent hitches. Also loads and opens without problems. I'll spend some time tomorrow messing with it and see how badly the overall system sound is now broken Kidding.
Awesome, glad you got it installed! Let us know how it turns out.

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In case you're interested, the background is this. I need to get a new set of headphones for my bass guitar practising. I live in an apartment and if I practised through the amp, even at low volumes, I would get evicted. The amp has a handy headphone jack so all works out well. But if I select headphones that are optimized for practising bass guitar, they tend to be too bass heavy for other listening through the computer. Thus I want to EQ out some of the bass for that.

ASUS makes a great audiophile quality DAC that runs off a USB jack but I can't afford that (yet).
Thank you for sharing that with me. We have a couple bass guitar players on the worship team at my Church. Although I don't know anything about it, in terms of how to play it, I'm guessing that they have to carefully set the volume to make sure it it balances correctly with the singing and the other instruments.

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Thanks again.
You're welcome. If the program works well for you, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

Regards....

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Old 11-20-2016, 12:22 AM   #12
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Thanks ardvark. The Equalizer seems to work fine and it's simple to use (it is after all just a graphical EQ). Lots of tweaking and fiddling to do but it definitely pushes or cuts the various frequencies as selected. Also has some presets but I'm not sure that I would ever use them.

Seems to get along fine with Pulseaudio Volume, at least no problems encountered so far.

I have only tried it out so far with music coming from the net (youtube, etc). Have to see how it fares with other onboard music players.

Thank you for your help. Will mark this thread as solved.
 
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The Equalizer seems to work fine and it's simple to use (it is after all just a graphical EQ). Lots of tweaking and fiddling to do but it definitely pushes or cuts the various frequencies as selected. Also has some presets but I'm not sure that I would ever use them.

Seems to get along fine with Pulseaudio Volume, at least no problems encountered so far.
Glad to hear, thanks for letting us know.

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Thank you for your help.
You're welcome!

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